“Inspiring Action for Sustainable Development in South Sudan” was the title of a workshop SSuNDE and UNDP organized at the University of Juba on Friday April 28, 2017. About two hundred students from eleven colleges participated in the event.
The colleges included: College of Engineering, College of Social and Economic Studies, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Medicine, College of Computer Science and Information Technology , School of Management Sciences, College of Applied and Industrial Sciences, College of Law, College of Community Studies and Rural Development, College of Education, College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.
The students discussed the meaning of development in the context of South Sudan and global public policies and how they impact development in South Sudan. Each student then identified one action they will undertake to contribute to sustainable development in the country in 2017. Similarly, each college discussed, identified and agreed on one action they will undertake to contribute to sustainable development in the country, in 2017.
SSuNDE with support from UNDP will organize similar workshops in seven universities in the country and reach out to about one thousand four hundred students. Engaging with university students on sustainable development is one way to transform South Sudanese societies through a generation of leaders who are development oriented and can work together collaboratively ethnic, regional and religious affiliations.